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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 37

Officers of Court

             (1)  In relation to a proceeding under this Act, the officers of the Court have such duties, powers and functions as are given by this Act or the standard Rules of Court or by the Chief Justice.

             (2)  The Principal Registrar of the Court may, subject to this Act, the regulations, the standard Rules of Court and any directions of the Chief Justice, give directions to the officers of the Court in relation to the manner in which the functions and duties of those officers are to be performed and the powers of those officers are to be exercised in relation to proceedings under this Act.

             (3)  Despite subsection (2), the Principal Registrar must not give directions that relate to an officer's functions as a family consultant, family counsellor or family dispute resolution practitioner.



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